About this listing
Charming cave dwelling w/relax area in the heart of the Sassi. It perfectly blends the magical feel of the old tufa caves with all modern comforts.The owners family has got an international background and fluently speaks English,French & Japanese
Deluxe suite with relax area.
The apartment is a perfect mix of ancient cave and modern comforts. It is located in the heart of Sassi in the Casalnuovo district, one of the oldest parts of the scenic sasso caveoso.
The house is dug in the soft calcareous tufo stone and is a typical underground vaulty dwelling. It is an open space of over 100 square meters with a large patio looking at sassi where you can enjoy scenic aperitif and relaxing chats.
The entrance to the apartment is completely independent for your privacy. One of the main feature of the apartment and the terrace is that they are completely indipendent and you will not share anything with other people or guests, assuring you a complete privacy. The house is equipped with all comforts such as a kitchenette, fridge, fireplace, TV, bathroom with a powerful shower, WI-FI.
The relax area lies in the lower level where the cellar was originally located and includes a large bath tube and massage mats. Ideal location for a relaxing week-end!
The four-poster bed and the magical feel makes the location an ideal retreat for couples.
An extra DOUBLE sofa-bed is available for families and group of friends (maximum 4 people). Babies up to 5 years old sharing the bed with their parents don't pay any extra charge. For those of 5 y.o. and up the extra bed rate is 20,00 euros per person.
Upon arrival the apartment will be cleaned and provided with clean linen and towels; the daily cleaning of the house and change of linen is at guest care. While you are choosing your holiday home in Matera be sure to carefully check if the one you choose is easy to join. Many of them are on stairways or narrow streets where it tiring even to join them because parking lots are far. Ours is on the main street, and even if Sassi district is a pedestrian area on pre-defined hours of the day, you can easily park the car in some parking spots very close to the apartment, in the worst of case at 200-300 mt. The same distance also from a private patroled parking lot.
NEW: The Municipality of Matera has recently estrablished the tourist tax: it is due from all tourists arriving in Matera for maximum the first two nights of their stay. The tax must be collected upon arrival in the apartment and is 1,00 Euro per person per night. Please ask me if any doubt about the amount to pay.
Guests have access to the kitchen, the relax area, the patio and all the equipments of the house.
The fridge is stuffed with food and beverages to let our guests prapare their breakfast by themself and the kitchen is equipped with cooking utensils.
Interaction with guests
I live upstairs with my family and the units have different entrances. An interphone connecting my house with the suite is available for any requests and I am generally staying at home when I have guests. I like to welcome guests with warmth and at the same time respect of their privacy. I gladly assist with information and ideas to make the stay in Matera more enjoayable.
Other things to note
Unlike many other facilities in sassi area that can only be reached by foot, our house is very close to some parking spots. Sassi district are accesible by car only on some pre-defined hours. For exemple in the morning until 10.30 is possible to get in and so very easy for the check out to come just in front of the door to take baggage and leave. Easy reach for families with children.
Being an eco-friendly family, we kindly ask our guests to follow some simple eco-tips: keep your showers short, and shut off the water while you're brushing your teeth.
When you leave the room, turn off the heating, television, lights or any other electric devices. Reuse your towels instead of having them changed often. We thank all our guests for sharing with us this concern being convinced that all these little actions will contribute to keep Earth greener!
This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
Instancabile curioso verso tutto ciò che è arte, natura, storia e Matera offre tutto ciò in maniera perfetta. Grande viaggiatore con la fortuna di aver vissuto all'estero per molti anni in Paesi meravigliosi e contrastanti. Tireless curious towards everything that is art, nature, history and Matera offers all these things blended in a perfect way. A great traveler with the good fortune of having lived abroad for many years in wonderful countries.